Cielo/Sky Part II February 11-March 18, 2010

Sala de exposiciones del Parque García Sanabria Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

In collaboration with the SonicSENSE LAB at UCSC & Digital Arts New Media MFA candidates Lyès Belhocine | Elizabeth Travelslight | Levi Goldman | Kyle McKinley | Andre Marquetti, Ph.D candidate Music.


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solarSonic by sonicSENSEcreated by Barney Haynes and Jennifer Parker in collaboration with Mechatronic’s graduate students in the Digital Art New Media program at the University of California Santa Cruz. solarSonic is a site-specific interactive art installation in Tenerife, Spain. The installation uses physical computing to materialize solar wind data into audible sculptures. An animation created with Processing and MAX/MSP/Jitter software visualizes a month’s worth of solar wind data parsed from UCLA’s research in upper atmosphere and space physics. The conductive corridor contours shift in response to movement generated by air current or viewers walking between the walls and triggers sound when the two walls touch. The mirror-like quality of the corridor surface reflects the sky into the interior space of the gallery. Rectangular sheets of speaker film were attached to the gallery windows to produce high frequency sound when the viewer blows on a sensor or moves through the exhibition space.

Please click here for a quicktime of the solarSonic exhibition


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